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  • Interns Find Links Between Climate and Arsenic Levels in Rice

    Interns Find Links Between Climate and Arsenic Levels in Rice

    The research, from students working with the Center for Climate and Life, also identifies ways to potentially limit arsenic contamination in rice.

  • Climate Risk Insurance for Colombia’s Smallholder Rice Farmers

    Climate Risk Insurance for Colombia’s Smallholder Rice Farmers

    Insurance payouts based on weather conditions are helping to keep premiums low and enabling millions of farmers access to coverage previously unavailable to them.

  • More Than Rice: The Future of Food Security in Vietnam

    More Than Rice: The Future of Food Security in Vietnam

    Representatives from Vietnamese government agencies and farmers’ groups came together at a recent workshop to discuss how to improve access to climate information for more effective decision making.

  • Punjab: Less Water, More Money (Part 3)

    In previous weeks, I began the story of declining groundwater tables in India. In the first post, I talked about the current system of subsidized energy, the need to change it, and the willingness of farmers to adapt to such changes. The second post talked about the possible benefits and methods of direct seeding for…

  • Punjab: Less Water, More Money (Part 2)

    Last week, I began the story of declining groundwater tables in India. I talked about the current system of subsidized energy, the need to change it, and the willingness of farmers to adapt to such changes. Even before changing the irrigation in the crop’s lifecycle, however, an initial step that farmers can take starts with…

  • Punjab: Less Water, More Money (Part 1)

    In an earlier blog, I highlighted the story of declining groundwater in many parts of India. This story is one of agricultural intensification and widespread groundwater pumping, facilitated by highly subsidized or free electricity. As the Government of India sought food security for the nation, it promoted the procurement of rice and wheat from the…

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  • Interns Find Links Between Climate and Arsenic Levels in Rice

    Interns Find Links Between Climate and Arsenic Levels in Rice

    The research, from students working with the Center for Climate and Life, also identifies ways to potentially limit arsenic contamination in rice.

  • Climate Risk Insurance for Colombia’s Smallholder Rice Farmers

    Climate Risk Insurance for Colombia’s Smallholder Rice Farmers

    Insurance payouts based on weather conditions are helping to keep premiums low and enabling millions of farmers access to coverage previously unavailable to them.

  • More Than Rice: The Future of Food Security in Vietnam

    More Than Rice: The Future of Food Security in Vietnam

    Representatives from Vietnamese government agencies and farmers’ groups came together at a recent workshop to discuss how to improve access to climate information for more effective decision making.

  • Punjab: Less Water, More Money (Part 3)

    In previous weeks, I began the story of declining groundwater tables in India. In the first post, I talked about the current system of subsidized energy, the need to change it, and the willingness of farmers to adapt to such changes. The second post talked about the possible benefits and methods of direct seeding for…

  • Punjab: Less Water, More Money (Part 2)

    Last week, I began the story of declining groundwater tables in India. I talked about the current system of subsidized energy, the need to change it, and the willingness of farmers to adapt to such changes. Even before changing the irrigation in the crop’s lifecycle, however, an initial step that farmers can take starts with…

  • Punjab: Less Water, More Money (Part 1)

    In an earlier blog, I highlighted the story of declining groundwater in many parts of India. This story is one of agricultural intensification and widespread groundwater pumping, facilitated by highly subsidized or free electricity. As the Government of India sought food security for the nation, it promoted the procurement of rice and wheat from the…